Flicker & Flame by Andrea Mowry

Flicker & Flame

Knitting
May 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stitch pattern in the round using the Main Fabric needle and taken after blocking.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
40 - 127 yards (37 - 116 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
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DETAILS
Hats for the whole family in two different yarn weights! These fun colorwork beanies can also double as your swatch for the Spark Cardi or Sparky Pullover! These hats are knit from the bottom up, with the colorwork motifs being read from a chart.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

FINISHED BRIM CIRCUMFERENCE
To fit: Baby (Toddler, Youth, Adult Small, Adult Large)

Sport Weight: 14 (15.75, 17.5, 19.25, 21)/35.5 (40, 44.5, 49, 53.5) cm Worsted Weight: 14 (16, 18, 20, 22)”/35.5 (40.5, 45.5, 51, 56) cm

The worsted weight hat fits more like a classic beanie, while the sport weight hat has a slouchier fit. Both samples are shown in size 4 (Adult Small) modeled on a 21“/53.5 cm head.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.
MC (Main Color) -
Sport: 20 (24, 29, 34, 37) g/67 (81, 99, 116, 127) yds/62 (74, 91, 106, 116) m
Worsted: 22 (28, 32, 43, 47) g/46 (59, 66, 89, 98) yds/42 (54, 61, 83, 90) m

CC (Contrast Color) -
Sport: 9 (10, 13, 15, 16) g/34 (40, 49, 58, 63) yds/31 (37, 45, 53, 57) m
Worsted: 13 (16, 18, 25, 27) g/38 (48, 54, 73, 80) yds/34 (44, 49, 66, 73) m

SUGGESTED YARN
For this hat I chose a lovely Corriedale, non-superwash wool that is rustic and perfect for heirloom quality knits as my MC, and for my CC - a yarn that gradually changes color to create beautiful colorwork with minimal effort. I chose high contrasting yarns so that the motif would pop.

Magpie Fibers Nest Sport 100 g/350 yds (Worsted 100 g/210 yds)
MC - Natural Twilight/Grey (Marled Sky/Marled dark blue) - 1 skein

Spincycle Dyed in the Wool 50 g/200 yds (Dream State 50 g/150 yds)
CC - Ewenicorn/Pink multi (Eventide/Green & purple multi) - 1 skein

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Sport Weight (Worsted Weight)
Main Fabric: US 5/3.75 mm (US 7/4.5 mm) - 16”/40 cm circular needle and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.
Ribbing: US 3/ 3.25 mm (US 5/3.75 mm) - 16”/40 cm circular needle (Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, and size down 2 needle sizes for ribbing.)

NOTIONS
Stitch marker (1 fixed), tapestry needle, scissors, row counter (optional)

GAUGE
23 sts & 30 rnds (20 sts & 22 rnds) = 4”/10 cm
Measured over stitch pattern knit in the round on Main Fabric needle, after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Long tail cast on
Knitting
Purling
Ribbing
Increasing
Stranded colorwork
Chart reading (the colorwork in this pattern is CHARTED ONLY)
Decreasing

YARN SUBSTITUTION IDEAS
Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!